Mercedes-Benz India struck gold with the introduction of its long wheelbase (LWB) E-Class in 2017

with the additional rear-seat room and comfort providing it a significant advantage over competitors

Despite its success, the LWB treatment was not applied to the smaller C-Class, and Mercedes-Benz India 

Despite a price increase with its new generation, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has proven 

While some of this may be ascribed to the winding down and discontinuance of the GLC 

it came in close behind the E-Class as Mercedes India's second bestselling model in FY2023.

To put the notion of extended sedans into context, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagship has always been sold 

Long wheelbase versions of smaller cars, and even certain SUVs, have thrived in the Chinese market for years.